British Council

A New Era in Digital Learning

Many crucial forces and influences in technological innovation are coming together to create an era in which the way teachers and students learn and work will fundamentally change, and create broader more significant impact on the economies and societies of the world.

These shifts are increasing pressure on education systems to adapt and sustain innovation at a system level, and more so in classrooms, radically changing teaching, learning and assessment practices. Facing these challenges in times of austerity can be difficult, and building local partnerships can help to drive these changes.

The 2013 Education Leaders Briefing was hosted jointly by British Council and Microsoft, in conjunction with the Education World Forum, an internationally recognized 3-day global leadership summit for Ministers of Education, advisors, experts and thought leaders, and BETT, the world's largest ICT in education exhibition, explored trends and ideas that contribute to transform education.

The event gathered 320 Ministers of Education, policy advisors, education and technology experts from over 60 countries for an opportunity to exchange and network, promoting education change on a global scale.

If you would like to find out about the ideas discussed during the 2-hour education talk-show, please take a look at the recap and the video clips with world-leading experts Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Advisor at Pearson International, Tom Vander Ark, Editor of Getting Smart, Dr. Jo Beall, Director of Education and Society at the British Council, the 2012 Young Leaders award winners Jose Ignacio Fernandez Cofre from Chile and Vera Denise de Leon Ramirez from Mexico, CEO and co-founder of Janison, Wayne Houlden, Professor of Education Psychology and Vice Dean of the University of Helsinki Kirsti Lonka, and Anthony Salcito, Vice President Worldwide Education at Microsoft.